President French unsalted or salted butter 250g @ Waitrose
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President French unsalted or salted butter 250g @ Waitrose

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Edited by:"splender"Found 10th Nov
Butter prices have surged since 2016. Typical prices for branded butter is £2 now. The Lidl and Aldi cheapest own label butter is ~£1.60. The basic ranges of cheapest butter in other supermarkets are around £1.60 mark.

Offer just started at Waitrose and applies to salted and unsalted. This is Normandy butter.

This is a good price for any single block of branded butter in 2017, though I am not sure if butter prices continue to surge towards Christmas as I am thinking of whether to stock up at £1.50 (freeze in air-tight bag). (If you got the £8 for £40 spend vouchers, like me, you can stock up at £1.20 per 250g block.)

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Good tasting butter,heat!

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I've noticed that butter prices have indeed surged. Pretty sure Aldi own used to be around a quid. Don't quite understand why as milk prices haven't so there's the same amount of cream.

Rip off Britain for ya! Does annoy me that certain things from other countries that have to be imported at great financial and environmental cost are cheaper than products that can be grown or raised in this country. NZ lamb anyone?!!

This is good tasting butter when in France with a freshly baked baguette hope that the recipe is the same for over here

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kazkah966 m ago

Good tasting butter,heat!


Agitant le drapeau national!

splender7 m ago

Agitant le drapeau national!



I chose it after terror attacks there; to sympathize.

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SteveLeather24 m ago

I've noticed that butter prices have indeed surged. Pretty sure Aldi own …I've noticed that butter prices have indeed surged. Pretty sure Aldi own used to be around a quid. Don't quite understand why as milk prices haven't so there's the same amount of cream. Rip off Britain for ya! Does annoy me that certain things from other countries that have to be imported at great financial and environmental cost are cheaper than products that can be grown or raised in this country. NZ lamb anyone?!!This is good tasting butter when in France with a freshly baked baguette hope that the recipe is the same for over here



Aldi/Lidl (as indeed basic supermarket butter) were ~£1 (then in 2017..about 10p extra bi-monthly).
After researching on the net, having read the "expert" explanations about size of herd, previous low milk prices caused a big cull of dairy cows blah blah, I remain a sceptic as cheese and milk prices have not gone up by as much. I wonder if there is a swap betting or butter options stocking up a butter mountain somewhere?! However I did talk to a wholesaler, he said that the dairies producers could vary the proportions of cheese, butter and other related products and the retail prices may not reflect the pallet prices (so the cheese prices have gone up, but the supermarkets have not passed on the price increases).
Edited by: "splender" 10th Nov

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splender5 m ago

After researching on the net, having read the "expert" explanations about …After researching on the net, having read the "expert" explanations about size of herd, previous low milk prices blah blan, I remain a sceptic as cheese and milk prices have not gone up by as much. I wonder if there is a swap betting or butter options stocking up a butter mountain somewhere?! However I did talk to a wholesaler, he said that the diaries producers could vary the proportions of cheese, butter and other related products and the retail prices may not reflect the pallet prices (so the cheese prices have gone up, but the supermarkets have not passed on the price increases).



Interesting. Reminds me of Trading Places and Orange Juice!! Not sure if cream prices have gone up as rarely buy it but seems like a swizz to me. Tesco were shamefully one of the last big supermarkets to reduce the price of 4 pints of milk to £1 in line with all the others. Try to avoid them as much as possible.

This is a good price for very nice salted butter. Thanks OP

Joking aside why the heck is it on promo in the U.K. There is a butter shortage here in France I kid you not.......


aljazeera.com/new…tml

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Gabi32 m ago

Joking aside why the heck is it on promo in the U.K. There is a butter …Joking aside why the heck is it on promo in the U.K. There is a butter shortage here in France I kid you not....... http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/france-faces-worst-butter-shortage-wwii-171108185745776.html


May get a mini stampede at Waitrose now. Someone may come and clean off the shelf into his or her trolley.

SteveLeather5 h, 18 m ago

Pretty sure Aldi own used to be around a quid. Don't quite understand …Pretty sure Aldi own used to be around a quid. Don't quite understand why...


So you haven't heard of Brexit then? Thank you Brexiteers; thank you very much!

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Reebok.Ron18 m ago

So you haven't heard of Brexit then? Thank you Brexiteers; thank you very …So you haven't heard of Brexit then? Thank you Brexiteers; thank you very much!


Au contraire, ça n'a rien à voir avec le brexit

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I'd vote for this

Gabi4 h, 22 m ago

Joking aside why the heck is it on promo in the U.K. There is a butter …Joking aside why the heck is it on promo in the U.K. There is a butter shortage here in France I kid you not....... http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/france-faces-worst-butter-shortage-wwii-171108185745776.html


Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other day...

bbc.co.uk/new…352

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Andy@XCite4 m ago

Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other …Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other day...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41766352



economist.com/blo…s-3

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Andy@XCite1 h, 6 m ago

Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other …Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other day...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41766352



Wangk3r1 h, 1 m ago

https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/11/economist-explains-3



None of these reporters asked the question, where does the butter comes from , as the answer is that it from cows, which they learn from kindergarten, then if they had asked the next question of , but what about supply of milk, cheese and cream, which is junior school education, they could have done a better job of understanding the cow and the milk. and then finally ask why is there no shortage of milk, cheese and cream which is secondary school problem solving skills. Knowing the life cycle of a cow and of milk is not too much to milk out of these reporters.
Edited by: "splender" 10th Nov

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Andy@XCite1 h, 5 m ago

Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other …Yeah, BBC was also reporting on it the other day...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41766352



BBC reporter Huge Schofield is a "copy and paste" job, as my "Le Monde" link above has the same picture and text.
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Reebok.Ron2 h, 11 m ago

So you haven't heard of Brexit then? Thank you Brexiteers; thank you very …So you haven't heard of Brexit then? Thank you Brexiteers; thank you very much!

So there are butter shortages and high prices not only in France but also in Netherlands plus no doubt other EU states.

So I would think Brexit has nothing to do with high prices there then.

So FFS stop blaming Brexit for your problems, grow a pair. Contend with it, shape it and advance forward.​

robin585859 m ago

So there are butter shortages and high prices not only in France but also …So there are butter shortages and high prices not only in France but also in Netherlands plus no doubt other EU states. So I would think Brexit has nothing to do with high prices there then. So FFS stop blaming Brexit for your problems, grow a pair. Contend with it, shape it and advance forward.​


To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart from imported butter) - it's a supply and demand issue. However it has everything to do with the price increases on all imported foods and other goods (devaluation of the £ against other currencies) and as for 'growing a pair' if the idiot Brexit voters had grown brains we wouldn't be in the mess we're now in, trying to negotiate the impossible.

And, by the way, all recent polling by YouGov shows that the balance has now tipped clearly in favour of remaining - contend with it, shape it and advance forward. The 'will of the people' now is to remain in the EU - what price democracy now?

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Newbold23 m ago

To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart …To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart from imported butter) - it's a supply and demand issue. However it has everything to do with the price increases on all imported foods and other goods (devaluation of the £ against other currencies) and as for 'growing a pair' if the idiot Brexit voters had grown brains we wouldn't be in the mess we're now in, trying to negotiate the impossible.And, by the way, all recent polling by YouGov shows that the balance has now tipped clearly in favour of remaining - contend with it, shape it and advance forward. The 'will of the people' now is to remain in the EU - what price democracy now?



Newbold23 m ago

To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart …To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart from imported butter) - it's a supply and demand issue. However it has everything to do with the price increases on all imported foods and other goods (devaluation of the £ against other currencies) and as for 'growing a pair' if the idiot Brexit voters had grown brains we wouldn't be in the mess we're now in, trying to negotiate the impossible.And, by the way, all recent polling by YouGov shows that the balance has now tipped clearly in favour of remaining - contend with it, shape it and advance forward. The 'will of the people' now is to remain in the EU - what price democracy now?



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Cream prices more than doubled in recent months, which is why cream cakes have got thinner/ less cream in them. The producers have only just managed to pass the costs on to the retailers, so butter sold in shops has only gone up in recent weeks, however it is now falling. It is a worldwide problem. Apparently, McDonalds have switched to using butter in their products, China is also importing, so its the usual supply and demand

Lovely butter at a good price.
Have some heat.

Newbold23 h, 51 m ago

To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart …To be fair, Brexit has little to do with butter price increases (apart from imported butter) - it's a supply and demand issue. However it has everything to do with the price increases on all imported foods and other goods (devaluation of the £ against other currencies) and as for 'growing a pair' if the idiot Brexit voters had grown brains we wouldn't be in the mess we're now in, trying to negotiate the impossible.And, by the way, all recent polling by YouGov shows that the balance has now tipped clearly in favour of remaining - contend with it, shape it and advance forward. The 'will of the people' now is to remain in the EU - what price democracy now?


I'm finding Brexit more fun (now the exchange rate drop has occurred) than expected

The UK Government went with a begging bowl to Trump (May even humiliatingly held his hand) and the EU negotiators are putting the 'Little Englanders' in their rightful place...
Edited by: "wildecat" 11th Nov

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wildecat1 h, 12 m ago

I'm finding Brexit more fun (now the exchange rate drop has occurred) than …I'm finding Brexit more fun (now the exchange rate drop has occurred) than expectedThe UK Government went with a begging bowl to Trump (May even humiliatingly held his hand) and the EU negotiators are putting the 'Little Englanders' in their rightful place...


We know which side of our bread is buttered.

Are foreign buyers taking advantage of the low pound caused by the Brexit vote to buy up all the British butter, causing the higher prices that we are now experiencing.
Just a thought.

BadCredit49 m ago

Are foreign buyers taking advantage of the low pound caused by the Brexit …Are foreign buyers taking advantage of the low pound caused by the Brexit vote to buy up all the British butter, causing the higher prices that we are now experiencing.Just a thought.


No.

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BadCredit1 h, 1 m ago

Are foreign buyers taking advantage of the low pound caused by the Brexit …Are foreign buyers taking advantage of the low pound caused by the Brexit vote to buy up all the British butter, causing the higher prices that we are now experiencing.Just a thought.


Yes, though I don't know by how much. China and India have been buying much more butter to make cakes and pastry. Good swap though , less butter here for more imports of Xiaomi phones to call the Indian call centres.

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The shortage of butter and the butter price has gone up, not due to production, but due to a stand-off and confrontation between the farmer producers and the large distributors (supermarkets) which have a strangle hold on the diary domestic market. ( Remember some years back the British farmers were crying their eyes out due to low milk prices?) So the producers have now found more profit by exporting butter to emerging countries where butter is used to make cakes and pastries. (Similarly in Germany butter wholesale price has gone up b between 100% to 150% .)
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